A quick look inside The Orville Experience.

Kanoot.
Kanoot.

I’ve never watched The Orville. Most of the people I’ve spoken to say it’s pretty good. I suppose I’ll have to watch an episode or two.

I was walking to another San Diego Comic-Con destination today when I passed The Orville Experience activation in East Village. So I went in!

My camera is old and struggles in dim lighting, but I was able to get a few good shots. I used flash to capture the costumes, but I’m afraid I recorded no information about them.

The exhibition is definitely cool, with props and models and all sorts of amazing stuff from the show.

Those of you who do watch The Orville might recognize all this:

The Orville Experience can be enjoyed freely by the public during 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.
The Orville Experience can be enjoyed freely by the public during 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.
Model of the USS Orville (ECV-197).
Model of the USS Orville (ECV-197).
Display panels on The USS Orville.
Display panels on the USS Orville.
Uniforms worn aboard The USS Orville.
Uniforms worn aboard the USS Orville.

Bortus with Moustache.
Bortus with Moustache.

Unk.
Unk.

Captain Blavaroch.
Captain Blavaroch.

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More cool Comic-Con stuff . . . one week to go!

Cool banners promoting upcoming The CW television show Batwoman have been hung along MLK Promenade for 2019 Comic-Con!
Cool banners promoting upcoming The CW television show Batwoman have been hung along MLK Promenade for 2019 Comic-Con!

After work today I walked around San Diego looking for new Comic-Con stuff . . . and look what I discovered!

Preparations downtown are about to go into high gear!

(I swung by the Amazon offsite, too. Nothing interesting has appeared since I posted two updates here. I’ll keep my eye on it in the days ahead.)

One week to go until 2019 Comic-Con!

A sign in front of Super7 indicates it's just 7 days till SDCC 2019.
A sign in front of Super7 indicates it’s just 7 days till SDCC 2019.
I stepped inside Super7 in East Village and learned they're stocking up and almost ready for Comic-Con! They'll also have a booth inside the San Diego Convention Center.
I stepped inside Super7 in East Village and learned they’re stocking up and almost ready for Comic-Con! They’ll also have a booth inside the San Diego Convention Center.
Look at all this cool stuff on their shelves!
Look at all this cool stuff on their shelves!
Some Crank Yankers posters have appeared in the Gaslamp Quarter.
Some Crank Yankers posters have appeared in the Gaslamp Quarter.
Gaslamp shops are beginning to put Comic-Con wares in their windows.
Gaslamp shops are beginning to put Comic-Con wares in their windows.
City Pizzeria welcomes Comic-Con'ers!
City Pizzeria welcomes Comic-Con’ers!
BAIT on Fifth Avenue had this awesome Gundam Universe mural painted on their storefront last night!
According to a clerk, BAIT on Fifth Avenue had this awesome Gundam Universe mural painted on their storefront yesterday!
More of the cool Batwoman banners that will greet those who attend 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!
More cool Batwoman banners will greet those who attend 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!

UPDATE!

I spotted a third Batwoman design…

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More cool stuff appears for 2019 Comic-Con!

Interesting buildings are popping up as Amazon's offsite is built a couple weeks before 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.
Interesting buildings are popping up as Amazon’s offsite begins construction a couple weeks before 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.

Twelve days until 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!

I walked around the Gaslamp Quarter, East Village and other parts of downtown both this morning and this afternoon. I noticed that more cool stuff is beginning to appear for SDCC 2019!

The most notable thing I spotted is construction of Amazon’s huge offsite, which is located in the same place where the Jack Ryan Experience was last year. This year Amazon will be promoting their shows The Expanse, Carnival Row and The Boys. I’ll keep walking past this offsite construction in the days ahead, plus I’ll continue looking for other new Comic-Con developments!

A banner is up near the Seaport Village trolley station promoting Stan Lee's Alliances on Audible.
A banner is up near the Seaport Village trolley station promoting Stan Lee’s Alliances on Audible.
The Power to Change Changes Everything.
The Power to Change Changes Everything.
An advertisement slapped on a downtown wall for Marvel Hip-Hop Variants on Vinyl.
An advertisement slapped on a downtown wall for Marvel Hip-Hop Variants on Vinyl.
The American Comedy Co. in the Gaslamp has their 2019 Comic-Con lineup on display near the entrance.
The American Comedy Co. in the Gaslamp has their 2019 Comic-Con lineup on display near their entrance.
The window of the Super7 pop-up location is packed full of cool figurines.
The window of the Super7 pop-up location is packed full of cool toy figurines.
BOODEGA - CORNER MONSTORE - KILLER DEALS - WE ACCEPT MONSTERCARD - EYE SCREAM -CHILLING DRINKS - GROSSERIES - DEAD MEATS
“Revenge of the Boodega” is the theme of the Super7 pop-up shop during 2019 Comic-Con. Their funny Corner Monstore will feature Universal Monster merchandise.
Canopy for Prime Video Blue Room appears during Amazon's offsite construction before 2019 Comic-Con.
Canopy for the Prime Video Blue Room appears during Amazon’s offsite construction a couple weeks before 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.
Another photo of early construction at Amazon's huge Comic-Con offsite.
Another photo of early construction at Amazon’s huge Comic-Con offsite.
A large edifice is being built at the Amazon offsite construction site!
A large, mysterious edifice is being built at the Amazon offsite! (Kind of reminds me of that Erector Set I played with as a kid.)

UPDATE!

Check out the next photo, taken on Monday, July 8!

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UPDATE!

Here’s a photo taken on Tuesday, July 9 at Amazon’s big Comic-Con offsite. Looks like a science fiction setting–perhaps for The Expanse…

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UPDATE!

I took the following photo on Friday, July 12, only five day to go until Comic-Con. It appears they were working to complete the top level of the tower, which I’m assuming from its colorful appearance will promote Carnival Row.

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Looking skyward inside Smart Corner.

Today I sat on a bench waiting for a trolley at the City College station. This unique trolley station is located in the middle of a two tower condo building called Smart Corner.

Suddenly I had to yawn deeply. I tilted my head way back. Above me, the complex pattern of windows, jagged shadows and reflections appeared unreal!

Right then I knew I had to take a few photos.

Here I am, looking “skyward” while sitting inside Smart Corner!

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Three cool new faces spotted in East Village!

I noticed a few days ago that some electrical boxes in East Village, near the intersection of F Street and Tenth Avenue, are sporting three cool new faces!

About a year and a half ago I posted photos of street art painted on those same boxes. You might recall the silly image of Jar Jar Binks. You can see that here.

These three colorful new faces are all painted by San Diego artist Lynne Bolton.

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Art from the Mingei at Central Library gallery!

Belly Warmer, 1973, sterling silver, leather, wood. Arline M. Fisch.
Belly Warmer, 1973, sterling silver, leather, wood. Arline M. Fisch.

While the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park undergoes it’s monumental renovation and expansion (read about that here), select pieces from their permanent collection are on display at the San Diego Central Library’s Art Gallery.

The title of this exhibition is Crafting Opportunity: Mid-Century Work from the Collection of Mingei International Museum. Head up to the Central Library’s 9th floor gallery and you’ll discover unique and experimental pieces by noted artists and craftsmen, many of whom are from the San Diego region. You’ll see beautiful ceramics, fashion, metalwork, furniture and a surprising variety of other objects. Some of these pieces, representing the post World War II designer-craftsman movement, are on public display for the very first time!

I walked to East Village early this afternoon to see for myself!

Make sure you check this exhibition out before it ends on July 28, 2019.

A look at the current exhibition in the San Diego Central Library's art gallery. Crafting Opportunity: Mid-Century Work from the Collection of Mingei International Museum.
A look at the current exhibition in the San Diego Central Library’s art gallery. Crafting Opportunity: Mid-Century Work from the Collection of Mingei International Museum.
Vase, c. 1959, glazed stoneware. Harrison McIntosh.
Vase, c. 1959, glazed stoneware. Harrison McIntosh.
Owl, c. 1960, glazed stoneware. Marg Loring.
Owl, c. 1960, glazed stoneware. Marg Loring.
Untitled, c. 1965, mosaic and enameling. Ellamarie Woolley.
Untitled, c. 1965, mosaic and enameling. Ellamarie Woolley.
Plate, 1979, stoneware, porcelain. Peter Voulkos, who was drawn to the Zen notion of looseness of form and unpredictability.
Plate, 1979, stoneware, porcelain. Peter Voulkos, who was drawn to the Zen notion of looseness of form and unpredictability.
Bowl, 1954, glazed earthenware. Laura Andreson.
Bowl, 1954, glazed earthenware. Laura Andreson.
The Superior Masculine Mind, date unknown, glazed stoneware. Beatrice Wood, whose work often contains a playful feminist angle.
The Superior Masculine Mind, date unknown, glazed stoneware. Beatrice Wood, whose work often contains a playful feminist angle.
Weed Pots, c. 1965, glazed stoneware. Wayne Chapman.
Weed Pots, c. 1965, glazed stoneware. Wayne Chapman.
"Happiness" Yardage, 1967, machine-woven, hand-screen printed linen and wool. Jack Lenor Larsen, whose signature pattern remained in production for decades.
“Happiness” Yardage, 1967, machine-woven, hand-screen printed linen and wool. Jack Lenor Larsen, whose signature pattern remained in production for decades.
LCW (Lounge Chair Wood), c. 1946, molded plywood. Charles and Ray Eames, who famously revolutionized industrial design by introducing molded plywood.
LCW (Lounge Chair Wood), c. 1946, molded plywood. Charles and Ray Eames, who famously revolutionized industrial design by introducing molded plywood.
Untitled, 1969, enamel on steel. Kay Whitcomb.
Untitled, 1969, enamel on steel. Kay Whitcomb.
House of Cards, c. 1960, printed paper. Charles and Ray Eames.
House of Cards, c. 1960, printed paper. Charles and Ray Eames.
Helmet, 1970-71, silver, leather, rosewood, moonstones, rabbit fur. Marcia Lewis.
Helmet, 1970-71, silver, leather, rosewood, moonstones, rabbit fur. Marcia Lewis.

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Morning of 2019 Padres Opening Day!

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It’s the morning of 2019 Padres Opening Day! Things are beginning to get exciting around Petco Park!

Optimism is sky high for this new season. It’s the 50th Anniversary of the San Diego Padres and the new roster is loaded with promising talent and baseball superstars!

Here are some quick photos that I took while walking past the ballpark!

GO PADS!

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